Some of the members of the Infraplex communications company who will take part in the GREAT cycle tour. l SUPPLIED Cape Town – A group of men will trade their desk jobs for a cycle tour to create awareness on men’s health and testicular cancer and raise R100 000 for Love Your Nuts and Cansa.
The cyclists, who work for a telecommunications company will cycle the Garden Route Extended Adventure Tour (GREAT) 2022 from Gqeberha to Cape Town.
GREAT is a six-day tour which will start on Freedom Day, April 27, and finish on May 3.
One of the cyclists who will take part, Duncan Gilliland, said they were doing their bit to create awareness around men’s health and help reduce the stigma.
“Men’s health needs to be recognised and discussed. The more awareness created around men’s health and cancer, the more knowledgeable people become, which can help with early detection and getting treatment immediately.
“Cancer has personal resonance with myself and fellow riders. It is a continuation of our cancer awareness campaign from last year and this year’s GREAT 2022 will have Torsten Koehler from Love Your Nuts driving support for the team.
“We are constantly reminding ourselves of our purpose and goal. Training together in preparation for this tour has helped team moral and peer motivation,” he said.Gilliland described the race as a “bit daunting”, adding “this would be (one) of the longest distances in six consecutive days, but at the same time (I am) excited about the challenge”.“I am looking forward to […]